Complete Definition of "capture"

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English

Etymology
From MF. #French|capture (noun).

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-capture.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. An act of capturing.
  2. Something that has been captured; a captive.

Translations
trans-top|act of capturing
Galician: t-|gl|captura|xs=Galician m
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Spanish: t+|es|captura f
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trans-top|something that has been captured
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Verb
en-verb|captures|capturing|captured

  1. To take control of.
  2. To remove or take control of from the opponent in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers)

#* He captured his opponentâs queen on the 15th move.

  1. To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation

#* She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.
#* She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.

  1. To reproduce convincingly.

#* His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
#* In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.

  1. intransitive To remove or take control of an opponentâs piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers.)

#:My pawn was captured.

Quotations
1954, Fred Reinfeld, How to Be a Winner at Chess, page 63, Hanover House (Garden City, NY)

Translations
trans-top|to take control of
Finnish: t-|fi|kaapata, t+|fi|napata
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Slovene: zavzeti (to capture a thing or place), ujeti, zajeti (to capture a person)
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trans-top|to take control of from opponent in game
Finnish: syödä i|Chess
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Slovene: vzeti
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trans-top|to store
Finnish: t+|fi|tallentaa
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Slovene: ujeti
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trans-top|to reproduce convincingly
Finnish: t+|fi|vangita
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trans-top|remove or take control of opponentâs piece
Russian: t-|ru|взÑÑие|n|trvzjátije|scCyrl
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Derived terms
screen capture
capture the flag

Related terms
captive
captivity
caption

See also
take
arrest
apprehend
take over
snapshot

Category:Chess


French

Etymology
From L. captura, from captus (singular first-person subjunctive passive pluperfect of capere).

Noun
fr-noun|f

  1. #Noun|capture

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